Southern California Botanists

43rd Annual Southern California Botanists Symposium
Overlooked Plants: The Unseen Flora of California

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Pomona College Seaver Auditorium, Claremont, CA

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(early online registration is $47 to account for paypal fee)

2017 Schedule


  • 9:10-9:40 am. In case you didn't get the memo: Botanical surveys and specimen collecting are really important! Nick Jensen
  • 9:40-10:10 am. Who knew? Floristic exploration of Griffith Park, the most driven-by park in the world. Dan Cooper
  • 10:10-10:30 am. BREAK
  • 10:30-11:15 am. The hidden flora of the Baja California Pacific Islands. Sula Vanderplank
  • 11:15-12:00 am. Recognition and conservation of cryptic diversity in the California. Bruce Baldwin
  • 12:00-1:30 pm LUNCH
  • 1:30-2:00 pm. What would it take for bryophytes to be conserved like vasculars? Paul Wilson
  • 2:00-2:30 pm. Hidden gems: An overview of threadplants (Nemacladus) of southern California. Nancy Morin
  • 2:30-3:00 pm BREAK
  • 3:00-3:20 pm. Lupinus paynei and species delimitations in the Lupinus albifrons species flock. Daisie Huang
  • 3:20-3:40 pm. Chuckwalla cholla (Cylindropuntia chuckwallensis) Michelle Cloud-Hughes
  • 3:40-4:10 pm. Pioneertown linanthus (Linanthus bernardinus) and the hidden flora in herbaria. Naomi Fraga
  • 4:10-4:40 pm. Priority plants for rare plant treasure hunting in southern California. Catherine Curley
Mixer to follow at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Submissions for Poster Session

The Poster Session will take place following the symposium and concurrently with the Mixer at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in the Lenz Classroom between 5:00 and 7:30pm. To submit a poster please send your abstract in an e-mail to posters@socalbot dot org. Please keep your abstract to a maximum of 300 words. Posters should be no bigger than 36" horizontally and 48" vertically. Poster abstracts should be submitted electronically before 11:59pm October 7th, 2017.

Students submitting posters may qualify for free registration if the poster is submitted and accepted. Notification of acceptance will be sent via email and once confirmation has been sent registration will be automatic.


Student Travel Grant Applications

Travel grants will provide up to $100 to support student attendance and participation at the symposium. To apply please download the application and submit your completed form the students@socalbot dot org by September 29, 2017.

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